Erotic photography was the term commonly used before 1960’s to refer to the alluring photograph of subjects. The faces of Bettie Page and Marilyn Monroe become famous in the 1950’s as the model for this kind of photos. This leads to the connotation that glamour shooting is all about titillation, nudity, make up and clothes. This view may have some truth in it but, this genre of photography that is more known now as glamour, depicts its model in a romantic or others refer as sexually tempting. The main focus here is the subject itself and not the clothes she is wearing. The wardrobe becomes the emphasis in the case of fashion photography.
Who May Have a Glamour Photo
Everyone. This is the simple answer to this. The dream of having a mesmerizing picture does not need to remain a dream. With the latest technology and professional photographers that a studio can offer, it is possible for anyone to have a glamour shot. It is understandable that some clients who are not professional models may shy away in front of a camera. The deal here is not all about self-esteem. Even people with so much confidence in themselves are not comfortable in having a photoshoot because they do not know what to do in front of the lens. In this case, the success of capturing the best shot resides in the close collaboration of the client and the photographer.
What it Takes to Have a Glamour Image
As mentioned earlier, make up has a lot of importance here. To achieve sexy photos, the stylist will usually give a heavier powder and paint to your face to accentuate the eyes and lips. Compared to the standard make up, glamour shoot needs to be bolder and warmer where the eyes appear smokier. You may come with your favourite dresses and accessories or you may go semi nude to flaunt that body of yours. Lighting techniques are also of grave importance as it will help highlight the features of your face. However, keep in mind that these are just standards. Whether your picture will be cool or emotional will depend on your preference.